Michael Young and Terry Madonna | Corbett's re-election conundrum
Most modern gubernatorial candidates seeking a first term, including incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett, have “run against Harrisburg.” They focus their campaigns heavily toward attacking Harrisburg “insiders” and the “Harrisburg culture.”
Bill Jones | Appreciate the beauty that surrounds us
Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, as the old saying goes, but why are so many people going through life without seeing it?
MICHELE M. BENDER | Scenic road to recovery
I thought this busy summer wore me out.
Father’s Day afternoon I flopped in my recliner and forced myself to do some bookkeeping. I licked an envelope and gasped. No spit, only blood ... as if Hannibal Lecter just served me lunch.
George Hancock | Americans must tackle a weighty issue
The United States is a fat nation. Obesity runs rampant across our landscape. Excessive weight is the culprit behind many diseases. High blood pressure, clogged arteries, diabetes and numerous others ailments are traced to excessive weight.
Michael Young and Terry Madonna | The Rodney Dangerfield of politics
Rodney Dangerfield, a popular American comedian best known for his iconic catchphrase: “I don’t get no respect,” was never lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania, but he would have been right at home – the lieutenant governor’s office doesn’t get much respect, either. It’s the Rodney Dangerfield of state officialdom.
MICHELE M. BENDER | Time to can clutter
I’m “downsizing.” Sixteen years ago, this house was perfect for me. I gave parties. Friends came and stayed for weekends. Great insulation protected visitors from highway noise.
Yep, I had the time of my life.
But I’m 16 years older, and my friends are, too. They no longer travel like they did. Parties wear us out by 10 p.m.
JIM SIEHL | Richland student excels in class, on field
Ben Verhovsek is a humble, soft-spoken young man who by his nature resists all forms of public adulation.
Michael Young and Terry Madonna | Tom Wolf's real opponent
Newly nominated Democrat Tom Wolf thinks he is running against Republican incumbent Tom Corbett for Pennsylvania governor.
George Hancock | Pondering Johnstown's troubling trends
Green leaves once more grace the ridges of Greater Johnstown. The leafy, green foliage was a tad late this year. Our long extended winter season stunted spring’s growth cycle.
Debra Taczanowsky | Acceptance of others will make us indivisible
Although formed from immigrants, America has always feared differences.
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